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Articles by Raney Aronson-Rath

Raney Aronson-Rath is deputy executive producer of Frontline.
“Guys, your reporting spread. You did a big thing. Otherwise, no one would know what happened.”
“The threats journalism faces are profound and evolving. So is our capacity to respond.”
“If money and criminality know no boundaries, then why should journalism?”
“Only by becoming aware of competing narratives, and understanding why and where they take root, can we begin to do the sort of reporting that holds the powerful accountable while also building shared truths.”
“When I was a young producer, a mentor told me something that has stuck with me ever since: Corruption doesn’t show its face. That seemed a challenge to live and work by.”
“Our shorter-form stories have done well digitally — but the big surprise to us over the past year has been just how strongly our longer-form journalism has resonated with digital audiences.”
“The problem is massive, and these are just first steps. I hope that in the year to come, media outlets and tech platforms alike will take bigger ones.”
“Will virtual reality deliver a journalism experience and immerse our audience in the story in a way we couldn’t before? Or will it feel too intrusive?”